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I "plan" on using the Avent bottles, but I've read how that goes! I also may want to try a disposible bottle, like Platex. I like the less gass feature and that you don't have to wash as many parts! I have a question on traveling with them: How do they hold up for travel? Are they fine if you have a prepared bottle in a diaper bag? It seems the bags would be leaky.
Also, if you use powdered formula, can you shake them?
Any input would be great!
10-18-2002, 02:57 PM
I loved my Playtex bottles with my 1st son and plan to use them again with this one. I had no problem traveling with prepared bottles but if that's something you worry about you can prepare & store the formula in a separate container and pour it into a bottle when you're ready to use it (really isn't necessary). Have you researched the Avent disposable bottles or are you set on Playtex if going with disposable.
If they dont leak, I'd rather not carry seperate containers. To me the disposible set up in general (bag in bottle held on by nipple cap) just seems really unstable so I thought maybe it was a given that they didnt travel well --but I guess then they wouldn't be so popular!
I haven't researched the Avent disposibles much. Even though I like the claims/reviews I have read on the regular Advent bottles, it somehow annoys me that they have different nipples for each system! I have heard a lot of good things about the Playtex disposibles, so if I try disposible, Playtex will be my first choice. I'll bet the Advent liners are more expensive, too. Unless they take the generic, which I do not know.
10-19-2002, 12:56 PM
The cost was the reason I asked! I thought I would look into them and found everything about them pricey compared to Playtex. I have already purchased the Starter set and purchased extra liners so I'm ready to go.
I like the Starter set so I can see which of the Playtex bottles I like the most and then buy more of that type.
10-19-2002, 04:16 PM
I use the Playtex disposables and love them. I really didn't use anything else. When I got home from the hospital I was still using the little glass bottles that they use there because they sent me home with two whole boxes of them. I found the nipple flow to be way too fast and my son was gulping too much too soon, and as a result getting very gassy. At my mother's advice she told me to go and buy the Playtex disposables, which I did with the slow newborn nipples. I have Avent, Dr. Brown's and Playtex Ventaires at home and they are going to go to waste because I believe the Playtex disposables are the best.
As far as traveling goes, unless you have something that can puncture the liner, they shouldn't leak. The cap goes on pretty tight - in fact I have trouble trying to get it off sometimes! I also use the powdered formula, but haven't premixed for travel yet. I bought one of those little containers with 3 sections for you to premeasure your formula, and I just keep a small bottle of Poland Spring water in my bag. Then if I need it I can just mix, shake and feed. So to answer your other question, yes, you can shake it.
They are great for gas too - especially once your baby gets the suck/swallow thing down. My son is now a month old and gets a nice vacuum in there - we rarely have any gas issues anymore.
10-19-2002, 10:31 PM
You'll find that most, if not all, bottle manufacturers make different nipples for their disposable versus regular lines. It's not just Avent. You can't use standard Playtex nipples with the disposable Playtex bottles either. I ran into a problem when looking for a disposable system for travelling, because my son would only take silicone ortho nipples (okay, he would only take ortho nipples, but I didn't like the idea of rubber nipples and nobody was making silicone ones at the time). I searched high and low and finally found a discontinued Evenflo product that would allow me to use my Gerber/NUK silicone ortho nipples with the Playtex disposable bottles. It was a special collar--looked pretty funny on the bottle, which is wider than the standard ones, but it worked just fine. I used the drop-in liners and carried a bottle of water and the formula in one of those Munchkin containers and just mixed bottles when it was feeding time.
I think I did a test a while back for someone to see if Playtex drop-ins worked with Avent bottles. I think they did. Can't remember now. But you can find the discussion on this board if you search for it.
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